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Never Let Your Activism Be Artless: An Interview With Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing The Satanic Temple‘s Lucien Greaves about art, activism, and what religion means as a framework rather than a faith. “Recently” isn’t quite right — these questions were written back in February, as you might notice by the news reference in one of them, but we hope you’ll forgive us […]

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How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]

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Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

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New Sponsor: Birds N Bones Jewelry

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Birds n Bones Jewelry The newest released Oceanic Collection by Bones N Birds Jewelry takes inspiration from the depths of the sea. We use castings of urchin spikes, seahorse tails, crab claws, and other underwater creatures to capture the dark beauty of one of the most mystery filled aspects on Earth- the […]

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Supra, The Hidden Path of an Oracle

Supra: The Hidden Path of the Oracle, upcoming from art and design studio Uusi, who brought us the beautiful Pagan Otherworlds Tarot deck not long ago. “Supra” is an oracle deck loosely based on Jungian psychology and how it mingled with Gnosticism. We loved the melding of physics, psyche and ancient knowledge in Jung’s practice […]

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A Disquiet Of Dreams: Colette St. Yves

Oh, Tumblr. Since my heady discovery of the micro-blogging platform back in 2009, my mind has been opened and subsequently blown by all of the incredible art curated there and the talent to which it has given rise Sure, I’ve got my problems with Tumblr; it’s frustratingly rife with un-credited art–I can’t count the times I’ve seen a […]

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Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse Chapter III: Scented Previews

Later today, December 1, 2017,  surrealist collaboration Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse will release Chapter III,  its newest collection, and a launch which is rumored to be its biggest yet. Again partnering with independent artists within the handmade community to offer objects of ritual and desire, glimpses of these mysterious items have been teasingly unveiled on the bloodmilk instagram account over the […]

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The Magic Of Earth And Thread: Fiber Artist And Knitwear Designer Caitlin Ffrench

When I initially discovered the captivating knitting patterns of Vancouver-based textile artist and knitwear designer Caitlin Ffrench, a glorious thrill vibrated throughout my soul, and my fingers itched madly for needles, yarn, and an immediate opportunity to try my own hand at her stitchy, witchy designs. While I like to think that up until that point I had […]

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Crimson Peak Screen Print And Giveaway From Sara Deck

Inspired by the Gothic story line, beautiful architecture, and show-stopping costuming work of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, artist Sara Deck (previously featured on Haute Macabre) shares with us today her newest work, an exquisitely evocative poster that has utterly haunted our hearts and imaginations. Featuring the ghost of Edith Cushing’s mother, taken from young Edith by the black cholera, she appears to […]

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Vida Artist Partnership

Void Skeleton Wrap from Corviid, $120 Shopvida.com is something like an upmarket Cafepress. The new online service allows artists and creators to upload their designs and have them printed onto pre-made products. However,  the available products are much more interesting than the usual T-shirts, hoodies and coffee mugs. Options include wraps and scarves, leather goods, pillows and […]

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Black Friday: Meet the Sponsors

Apatico Instagram // Facebook // Tumblr Luna Apotheca Luna Apotheca’s focus is to make special small batch, hand-poured, bathing and beauty ritual products, to give strength to your daily rites, while striving to accumulate and use the most natural ingredients I can find. It is my dream to infuse the every day with a little […]

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Brujos

Feel good watch of the week: Brujos.   This  sleek, stylish independent web series about queer Latinx witches fighting evil will lift your spirits and get you through at least one more horrible news cycle where someone you once thought was cool did something horrible.  Because these days, the world needs more fabulous magic, dammit. Watch it here: http://brujostv.com/

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The Haute List: Dolls Kill Black Sale Edition

This might be the biggest Haute List of all time: DollsKill.com is hosting an enormous sale on everything black on their entire site, and I’ve created a monstrously large wish list. Here’s (almost) everything that I added to my fantasy cart – I had to stop after awhile. Covenant Dress Divine Intervention Dress Cat’s Eye […]

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New Sponsor: Hauntwell

HAUNTWELL is an independent, artist-run apparel and accessories brand based in Austin, TX. Created from a desire to incorporate inspiration, personal empowerment, and a magical quality into everyday clothing, Hauntwell hand-prints each piece on soft, exceptionally comfortable fabrics in a variety of styles that will quickly become some of your favorite wardrobe staples. Their sigil […]

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Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film

If you are lucky enough to be in NYC next week, then we must absolutely insist that you attend Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film on November 21st at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies . In art, literature, and film, the witch is a shapeshifter. She is a gruesome villain and a studious […]

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New Sponsor: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

Miss Havisham’s Curiosities is the brainchild of writer, Melissa Johnson. Her blog showcases decor, travel, and culture for goth Martha Stewarts everywhere. Her signature line of insult and fortune telling teacups and china combine high brow and the low. Her insult teacups are the official teacups of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Tea4Tuesday segment. […]

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From Solitary Deathling To Attending Death Salon Seattle

Looking back I wonder if I was an insomniac child. I don’t know enough or much at all, really, about human child development to know what’s normal. But I do know that, for as much of my childhood as I can remember, it always took me hours to fall asleep at night. On further thought, I […]

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Haute Macabre Small Business Ad Special

Run a Square Ad from Black Friday, November 24, 2017 until New Year’s Eve, including a front page introduction post,  for $100. Why? Because we’d rather see our readers shopping with you than at the mall. To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your Shop Name and Link Your […]

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The Witch Wave Podcast With Pam Grossman

I am admittedly late to the love of podcasts, and to date, I am only regularly listening to a grand total of one.  Which makes scholar and mystic Pam Grossman’s The Witch Wave officially, the second podcast I have become obsessed with and quite possibly cannot live without. This witchy fabulist is no stranger to the adoration […]

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Lily Dale part II

At 3pm EST, BloodMilk Jewels will be releasing the second installment of the Lily Dale collection. Named for and inspired by the Spiritualist town Lily Dale in upstate New York, these additions to the collection are devoted to the process of healing in times of grief and mourning. These emotions are mixed in with so […]

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Morph Knitwear Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

There’s something I read over at Vogue a few years ago that resonated tremendously with me, with regard to knitted garments : “a good knit is… classic, beautiful, eternal, and never quite lets on exactly how old it is.” Well-spun knitwear is forever. I have always truly gotten a sense of this timelessness and intimate attachment in Angela […]

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“Lazarus Taxa” works by Caitlin McCormack at Paradigm Gallery

Caitlin McCormack creates works of somber delicacy, ghostly skeletal remains tenderly chained of fragile lace, via cotton, glue, a quickly flashing crochet hook, and deft, clever fingers. Regarding her art and practices, the artist notes that through the act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue, a material is produced that is structurally similar to bone tissue. […]